about me

Born ’86 , grown up in Germany and lived all around Europe and North America, I’m currently a rural sociology PhD candidate at The Pennsylvania State University.

academics: I am interested in questions around settler-colonialism, Indigenous and peasant resistance to colonialism and capitalism, food sovereignty, and subsistence production—in particular in countries of the Global North. My dissertation examines the settler-colonial implications of water level management at Rainy Lake (Minnesota, Ontario). I am also involved in a USDA-funded project on private sustainability standards and metrics in US agriculture. Previous research projects were centered on peasant economies in Upstate New York, Italy, and Austria.

curriculum vitae

music: studied pop/world piano at Rostock University of Music and Theatre, Germany and Piteå School of Music, Sweden. Worked at Modern World Studios (Tetbury, UK) and Greenhouse Studios (Reykjavík, Iceland), with artists and producers such as Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Greg Haver, Matt Schofield. Writing songs and electroacoustic music, creating sound installations and cross-art projects